St Patrick’s Arva Football Club: Arva had no games last weekend or this coming weekend but will be back in action on the following weekend with a Division 3 game on Saturday 18th June at 7.30pm away to Ballymachugh. The Reserve Division 3 game will be on Sunday 19th June at 1pm away to Mullahoran.


The Juvenile Club and the Ladies Club held a very successful Fundraising Fun Race Nite in The Brewery Bar on Sunday night last. The Wooden Horses were chomping at the bit to raise money for both Clubs and ensured a great nights entertainment and craic The clubs are grateful to Louis & Margaret, Noel & Marion and Big Peter for all their help and patience. Thanks also to everyone who took part and supported the event.


The Arva Club are starting their own Lotto and are looking for students to sell envelopes. Anyone interested should give their names to Club Secretary Siobhán O’ Hara. The club are hoping that this fundraising will go a long way to financing the needs of the club and will cover all age groups including the Ladies club. There is great work ongoing within the club and children from U-8upwards are coached in the skills of the game. It is to be hoped that the community will support all this good work and join the GAA Lotto. The first draw was held on Monday night last - 6th June and results will follow each week in the Local Notes.


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Arva on Monday evening’s after Mass until 8.00 pm.


On Sunday last - 5th June 2011 the following children from St Mary’s National School, Arva received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Coronea - Liam Dolan, Erica Duke, Dylan Finnegan, Shea Hughes, Brandon Lee, Euan Mulligan, Eabha Ni Fhaolain, Shauna Reilly, Megan Sheridan, Nathan Simpson, Jessica Smith. We congratulate the children and everyone involved in their preparation.


Church of Ireland Services for the Arva Group of Parishes: Sunday12th June- Service in Carrigallen at 10.00 am, Arva and Gowna at 11.30 am.


The area was shocked and saddened on Saturday 28th May as they awoke to hear of the sudden death which occurred the previous night in the Mater Hospital, Dublin of Mrs Carmel Redmond, Bree, Castleblaney, Co Monaghan. A member of the very popular Finnegan Family from Castlepoles, Arva - Carmel was only 48 years of age and while she was sick for a couple of weeks the suddenness of her passing came as a complete shock to all who knew her. In her youth Carmel was popular with all ages and her smile light up her whole face. She wanted to do children’s nursing and with her lifelong friend Ann Mc Cabe they enrolled in St Ultan’s Children’s Hospital, Charlemont Street, Dublin. With just two years of their years year course completed the Hospital closed virtually overnight and all staff were laid off. The two girls answered advertisements for jobs in Castleblaney and moved there in c 1981. Carmel soon became a popular figure in her adopted town where she met and in June 1984 married Johnny Redmond. Her remains were removed to her residence on Monday evening where she reposed until removal to St Mary’s Church, Castleblaney on Wednesday morning for Requiem Mass followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. There was a constant flow of mourners through the house while her funeral attracted a huge congregation which showed the esteem in which Carmel and her family are held. Carmel is survived by her husband Johnny, son Neal, daughter Janeen, her mother Mrs Eileen Finnegan, Castlepoles, brothers Sean, Castlepoles Pat, Alalcken, Cavan, Hugh, Cormore, Jim Farrangarve, Denis, Castlepoles, Philip, Newtownbond, Edgeworthstown, sisters Mrs Mary Cully, Arva and Mrs Nuala Leddy, Potahee, Ballinagh, nephews, nieces and a large family circle to all of whom we extend our sincere sympathy in their sad loss.


Arva Area Development Association monthly meeting takes place on Monday 13th June at 9pm in St. Patricks Hall. This is the last meeting of the summer and meetings will resume again in September.


Bingo continues every Sunday night with a great attendance in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva. There is over €3,000 in prizes on offer with two panels worth €500 each. With the prize money that is on offer it is rightly seen as one of the best sessions in the region – Eye’s down 9.00 pm sharp.


St. Mary’s National School, Arva held a very successful Ice Cream Party on Friday last 3rd June 2011 with all proceeds going to Down Syndrome Ireland. Your generous support for this very worthy cause is be greatly appreciated.


Best wishes go to all students who are taking their Junior and Leaving Certificate Examinations


North Longford & Arva Credit Union Ltd Opening hours in Arva as follows – Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 10 am to 2.30 pm Fridays 10 am to 4 pm Saturdays 1pm to 5 pm and 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm.


Please note that from June 1st 2011 Arva Library will open at usual times on Tuesdays and Thursdays only until further notice. A great range of new stock has arrived. Hundreds of new and exciting fiction and non fiction titles to choose from. Drop in today. Your Library Service is Free! . Free Membership. Free Internet Access and Computer facilities. Great selection of books and audio books to satisfy all age groups and interests.


Line Dancers held their big “Ho-down” night on Friday last in the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex to bring an end to the classes until the Autumn. There were a number of distinguished visitors on the night adding to the entertainment.


Arva Active Age are making a 4 day trip to Killarney – 3 B&B / 4 Dinners – from Monday 13th June to Thursday 16th June staying in the Gleneagle Hotel and including daily tours and nightly entertainment. The all inclusive price is €250 for club members and €299 for non members – per person sharing while there is a single supplement of €15 per night. The bus will leave St Patrick’s Hall, Arva at 9.30 am sharp on Monday 13th and arrive home at approximately 8.00 pm on Thursday 16th. For further information contact Breege Fox on 049 433 5577 or Mary Miney on 049 4335 037.


A new course of Adapted Keep Fit starting in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva on Thursday 9th June at 11.00 am. all members are invited to attend – the last course was a great success and well attended.


Breffni Integrated Ltd. in association with Living Links and the H.S.E. are running this free certified course on Suicide Prevention Awareness tonight Wednesday 8th June, in the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex, Arva, Co. Cavan. From 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. To book your place or for further information please phone (049) 4336070.


Campa Samhraidh Gaeilge do pháistí Bunscoile ar siúl sa Backyard, Eochoill, An Cabhán, 11ú – 15ú Iúil, 9.30am – 2.00pm. Béim ar an Ghaeilge labhartha tríd na healaíona, spóirt, spraoi agus gníomhaíochtaí. Foirmeacha iarratais ar fáil ó Leabharlanna an Chabháin, Leabharlanna Áitiúla agus Áirithint luath molta. Glór Bhréifne: (049) 437 1530 / (087) 640 1682 / Campa Samhraidh: - Irish Language Summer Camp for primary school children, Backyard, Moynehall, Cavan, 11th - 15th July, 9.30am – 2.00pm. Emphasis on spoken Irish through the arts, sports, fun and activities. Application forms available from Cavan Library, Local Libraries and Early booking essential. Glór Bhréifne: (049) 437 1530 / (087) 640 1682 /


Over 55’s Mobile Phone Training runs Wednesday mornings 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn to text, use your address book, change your ring tone, and generally get the most from your mobile phone. For more information or to book your place please call 049 4336070.